Chelsea's Magda Eriksson slams claims she was arrogant with quadruple prediction at start of season


Chelsea captain Magda Eriksson hits back at claims she was arrogant when Blues skipper claimed Emma Hayes’ side could win EVERYTHING at the start of the season… as the Swede plots a historic quadruple as captain this month 

  • Chelsea are on the brink of a historic quadruple under Emma Hayes this season 
  • The Blues have already won the League Cup and three more could follow  
  • They could be Super League and Champions League winners come next week
  • Blues skipper Magda Eriksson has revealed her pride towards her club

Chelsea captain Magda Eriksson is one of the best defenders in the women’s game today, but remains humble and not prone to hyperbole so perhaps people should have listened when she predicted her side could win a quadruple this season.

Eriksson, already a League Cup winner this season, will lift the Women’s Super League trophy for a second successive season if Chelsea beat Reading on Sunday or at least match second-placed Manchester City’s result.

The Champions League Final against Barcelona takes place in her native Sweden next weekend. The FA Cup should follow.

Chelsea's Magda Eriksson has talked of her pride the Blues winning a potential quadruple

Chelsea’s Magda Eriksson has talked of her pride the Blues winning a potential quadruple

The Blues have won the League Cup already this season and three more trophies could follow

The Blues have won the League Cup already this season and three more trophies could follow

The 27-year-old, just back from injury, said: ‘I am really proud of the team and what we have achieved so far.

‘I knew we had the opportunity to win everything this season. That is not me being arrogant. I just knew it was realistic at the start of the season and that we had it in us.

‘If I looked at our squad I saw amazing players and what we had done previously. I hoped we would be able to achieve it and now we are here.

‘We are 100 per cent aware the job is not done because we still have a tough task ahead. Reading are a tough team wand we know they will bring their A game to try to ruin things for us.’

The Blues could win the Women's Super League and Champions League in the next week

The Blues could win the Women’s Super League and Champions League in the next week

The odds are strongly on Chelsea enjoying yet another celebration before attention switches to an emotional return to Sweden for the Barcelona clash.

Erikkson added: ‘This has been a difficult been time [during lockdown] as we have not seen loved ones and not been able to go home. The way we have taken care of each other has been amazing and a big part of our success.

‘It feels like it will be the perfect moment to be in Sweden, my home country and Chelsea’s first Champions League final. It makes an amazing moment even more amazing.’

The main figure behind making Eriksson and Chelsea’s dreams come true is manager Emma Hayes.

Blues skipper Eriksson admits the job is not don yet ahead of a busy few weeks in football

Blues skipper Eriksson admits the job is not don yet ahead of a busy few weeks in football

The proud Londoner, 44, was a coach at Arsenal when they won four trophies in 2007 and has seemingly worked tirelessly to make Chelsea peerless not just in England but the whole of Europe.

It is a suggestion she quickly refutes, however, as she said: ‘I have never worked a day in my life.

‘Coaching is like a hobby and I am just doing something I love every day. I am lucky to have the best players in the world and the best team I have ever coached.’

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes (middle) has described coaching as a hobby and not a chore

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes (middle) has described coaching as a hobby and not a chore 

It is that ability to get the best out of her players that makes Hayes not only a highly respected coach, but a budding psychologist.

She explained: ‘A coach is the only psychologist for me. Developing mentality is a big part of who I am, it is just that talk about it now.

‘I might have some performance help for individuals but I have always believed the best psychologist is the coach.’

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